Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Parking Lot Stands in the Way of an Allegheny Valley Commuter Transit Plan


We are revisiting excerpts from an article published in the Post-Gazette Tuesday, December 15, 2009 By Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A slow-chugging plan for commuter rail service to the Allegheny Valley may be further sidetracked by a land dispute. The … Continue reading

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Train Study Results Blasted


Let’s revisit an old article by Tom Jewell, TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, June 30, 2003 The owner of the Allegheny Valley Railroad said he believes the Port Authority of Allegheny County has put forth “gold-plated” proposals for a commuter train running from … Continue reading

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The Case for Rail Transit


We need to think creatively to define a bold vision and strategic plan for regional transit’s role in the overall regional transportation system to ensure mobility, economic viability and quality of life in Southwestern Pennsylvania for the next generation. The … Continue reading

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Existing Infrastructure that Supports Our Case


Allegheny Valley Railroad References The existing infrastructure that supports our case. . Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) operates on ex. PRR/Conrail and CSX trackage around Pittsburgh. The AVR (Headquartered in Oakmont, Pennsylvania) started in 1995, operating 23 miles of the ex. … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Light Rail


Pittsburgh Light Rail Pittsburgh Light Rail Info Owner Port Authority of Allegheny County Transit type Light rail Operation Operator(s) Port Authority of Allegheny County Technical Track gauge 5 ft 2+1⁄2 in (1,588 mm) Pennsylvania Trolley Gauge Electrification 650 V DC,[1] Overhead lines Route … Continue reading

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